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More details of new Mercedes-Benz G-class emerge

08.01.2018

Although only due to make its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month, Mercedes-Benz has revealed more details of the new G-class.

Wearing minimal camouflage but retaining the same basic model silhouette as before, the newest version of the three pointed star's iconic off-roader, as previously reported, now gets a double wishbone front axle bolted directly to the ladder-frame chassis, which the Stuttgart automaker claims partly surpasses the previous model's off-road ability.

As well as a wider track, the G-class's ground clearance has been improved by six millimetres to 241 mm and the wading depth by 10 centimetres to 70 cm. In addition, an all-new off-road focused G-Mode adapts the adjustable damping, steering and throttle input as soon as low range or one of the three differential locks are activated. Also new is a 18-inch alloy wheel option wrapped in off-road specific tyres.

While no exact engine details have yet been revealed, Mercedes-Benz has however confirmed that the 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox will replace the outgoing 7G-Tronic 'box on some models.

Article written by Autodealer
08.01.2018
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